Search Results: "Jane Boulton"


BOOK REVIEW

ONLY OPAL by Opal Whiteley
Released: March 23, 1994

"A touching, fascinating portrait. (Autobiography/Picture book. 4+)"
Born about 1900, Opal Whiteley was five when she was sent to live with an Oregon loggers' family after her parents "went to Heaven." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I MISS ME by William Boulton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 16, 2013

"An engaging personal account that raises awareness of a still mysterious disease."
A young man recounts his struggle with multiple sclerosis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Chronology; glossary; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. YA+)"
A handsome, large-sized volume, attractively illustrated with photos, Wright's own drawings, and decorative designs based on his works, but one whose audience is a bit problematic. Read full book review >

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ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT by John Ceiriog Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2013

"The lyrics are better when sung—in either language—but their tone is properly echoed in these sweet, soft-focus illustrations. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Set to the tender night song's standard English text, a suite of muted scenes features a drowsy, tousled child in bed beneath stars and angels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAA, BAA, BLACK SHEEP by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Another winner from Cabrera. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Who knew that one little girl with her basket of knitting needles could so tax the wool production of a generous black sheep? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUBY AND THE NAUGHTY CATS by Jane Hissey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Still, there's much here for fans to appreciate after the long absence of a favorite author. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Since her debut in 1986 with Old Bear, Hissey has delighted children with her signature colored-pencil drawings that breathe life into stuffed animals. Read full book review >

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1 COOKIE, 2 CHAIRS, 3 PEARS by Jane  Brocket
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Brocket once again presents a pleasingly huge variety of objects, from the mundane to the fantastic and everything in between. (Counting book. 4-6)"
Brocket continues her Clever Concepts series with this look at numbers from one to 20. Read full book review >

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IS IT CHRISTMAS YET? by Jane Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A story with a youngster getting ready for Christmas with just his dad should be a welcome choice for single fathers to share with their children. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little bear named Teddy gets ready for Christmas with his father, Big Bear, in this decidedly cheerful British import. Read full book review >

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VERY SPECIAL FRIENDS by Jane Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"This soothing ode to the power of friendship reveals that a lazy day is always better spent with the ones you love. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The grass is always greener when you have companions to share your time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CIRCLES, STARS, AND SQUARES by Jane  Brocket
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"This just doesn't stand up to geometrical scrutiny. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The Clever Concepts series gets a new entry that teaches readers about two- and three-dimensional shapes. Read full book review >